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Conference Staff Prepares for First Online UCC History and Polity Class 
Beginning in March 

After over a decade of offering a course in the history and polity of the United Church of 
Christ at ITC, Candler Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt Divinity School, it is time 
for the staff to take this class online. Kathy Clark, Associate Conference Minister for 
Ministry Formation and Leadership Development (who also has the longest job title on 
the staff) will be the lead instructor, assisted by Conference Minister Tim Downs. The 
class, which can be taken for credit through Candler School of Theology, or audited by 
contacting Kathy Clark. Registration and payment on online for auditing is also 
available by clicking on this link: Center for Progressive Renewal. 

The purpose of this course is to explore the history, polity, theologies, and practices of 
the United Church of Christ and its predecessor denominations. The course will 
include an exploration of denominational identity, African-American traditions within the 
denomination, case studies around current issues of polity and structure, current 
ecumenical conversations, emerging trends within the United Church of Christ, and 
more. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the history and polity requirement 
for authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ. 



The SEC is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women for 
Disaster Relief Training | March 20th 

On Saturday, March 20th, at First Congregational 
UCC, Atlanta, the Southeast Conference Disaster 
Assistance Relief Team (DART)has scheduled a day 
long training in the hopes of expanding our DART 
ministries to more effectively cover our 5 1 /4 state 
geography. Click here for DART training flyer. The 
training will include topics such as: 

n What is involved in disaster ministry? 

n How do you prepare your congregation to be ready for a disaster? 
n The role of FEMA & Church World Service (CWS), and the UCC 
n Explore how we can work together throughout the SEC 

All costs will be covered, although registration is limited. Contact Connie Waidmann for 
details via email or by phone at (931 ) 277-5529 



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Headlines from the United 
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Oklahoma City church continues 
legacy of dedicated member 
Stephanie Telleen chose to 
remember Mayflower 
Congregational United Church 
of Christ in her will when she 
passed away, leaving her 
half-million dollar estate to the 
church. Now the Oklahoma City 
church will use that estate to 
remember Telleen for her 
selflessness and generosity by 
funding two missions close to 
her heart. 




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Conference Partners with Center for Progressive Renewal 

The Southeast Conference over the last 10 years has started 16 new churches and 
welcomed eight existing churches into affiliation with the United Church of Christ. This 
ministry has reshaped and renewed the Conference, and the staffing of this priority 
continues to evolve to do this work more effectively. Over the course of the first half of 
2010, Cameron Trimble who has V 
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transition from that position to serve 

as the Executive Director and CEO of the Center for Progressive Renewal, which will 
be headquartered in the Conference offices. What does this mean to the important 
ministry we have had in church development? Here are answers to frequently asked 



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questions concerning this transition: 

1. Will the Southeast Conference stop planting and renewing churches? 

No, these ministries will grow. The Southeast Conference has entered into a 
partnership with The Center for Progressive Renewal to oversee our work in 
church planting and renewal. Our new agreement with CPR expands our 
capacity to include additional staffing and larger consultant infrastructure. 
Cameron will continue to be an important part of the team even as she 
transitions off the SEC staff as of June 30, 201 0. 

2. Whom do we call if we need help with renewing our church? 

Your first call should be to our Conference Minister, Tim Downs. He will then 
refer you to the CPR team or another appropriate resource. 

3. How does this impact our Conference Campaign for the Future?Our 
partnership with The Center for Progressive Renewal allows us to fulfill the 
vision of our campaign more effectively. While CPR will provide us the needed 
expertise through training and coaching of church leaders, the Conference 
Campaign for the Future provides us the seed funding to help churches 
revitalize their ministries and start new communities of faith. Both of these 
initiatives are vital for our future. 

The Southeast Conference is making a difference in the lives of our churches and 
leaders thanks to your vision and support. For more information about The Center for 
Progressive Renewal, see their website at www.progressiverenewal.org. 



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